A focused eye today for the
finest success tomorrow.
We provide New Zealand with monitored grazing on specialist grazier’s properties for cattle, sheep and other livestock. Here your livestock will receive expert oversight, ensuring they are in the best of health.
Be it younger animals during critical growth phases or older stock maintaining weight over winter, thanks to our work you can be assured diligent monitoring and focused care will provide peak weight and productivity.
Back in 1996 New Zealand’s farming industry was beginning to recognise the cost of poorly developed young stock from poor grazing. GrazCare was formed to ensure Kiwi farmers could call on the right expertise and raise their productivity standards as they raised their stock.
From early beginnings testing the service the company expanded to cover the North and South Islands in 2015. Our focus has been to develop a team of successful graziers – those who understand the special needs of growing young stock and can consistently provide the most focused care to meet these needs.
With staff now based throughout New Zealand, we have the resources to put ideas into action no matter where our clients may be. Dedicated, experienced and passionate about their work, our company has grown from a two-man band to a sizable team.
This team is backed by the wider network of VetEnt – and the considerable expertise the vets, technicians and other associated professionals within this group provide to New Zealand farmers is a huge strength to the company.
After beginning his career as a vet in Te Awamutu Andrew gained an MBA, and was subsequently appointed CEO of veterinary pharmaceutical company AgVax Developments.
Since then he has held a number of executive roles, most recently at GM-Commercial Development Landcorp Farming. He is also currently on the board of Focus Genetics NZ and is the chairman of Cobb & Co, Focus Genetics Australia, Te Ako Wools, Pastoral Robotics and Sewell Peak Dairy Farm.
Along with his wife, Nic, his successful equity partnership with a sharemilking client subsequently allowed the purchase of Waipaoa Station near Gisborne. Here they established an agricultural training scheme for young school leavers. The couple are also shareholders in a West Coast dairy farm milking 1000 cows.
With this diverse background and his future-focused vision Andrew has the expert insight and passionate dedication with which to now lead our company forward.
Away from work he enjoys spending time with his three children and making the most of New Zealand’s incredible outdoors, be it scuba diving, mountain biking, boating or fishing.
Born and raised in Te Awamutu, Mark initially started working for GrazCare’s parent company VetEnt part-time after school. After studying at Massey University he completed his business studies degree and also successfully gained qualifications as an associate chartered accountant.
In 2000 he started working at the business full-time. Since then he has enjoyed the work in a variety of roles within the wider VetEnt operation, from early days as a storeman to his current role as General Manager for GrazCare. With his history of supporting New Zealand farms, Mark puts his experience to best use overseeing the development of our company and the success of our clients.
Outside of work Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons and, being a passionate sports fan, is always ready to discuss the various victories and defeats from the previous weekend.
Operations Manager – North Island
For thirteen years our Operations Manager has been hard at work with GrazCare’s long-term planning and daily processes.
With an unwavering commitment to accurate recording, consistent delivery and integrity in all facets of his work Bryan has been instrumental in developing and maintaining strong relationships with our clients and suppliers.
His career background undoubtedly provided a strong foundation for this work. Military service in the late 1970s and early 80s was followed by work on beef and sheep farms in South Africa for a decade. Managing a thriving sugar cane plantation for 12 years provided further skills.
Bryan understands every week provides a new challenge – and that overcoming these challenges to help farmers reach their goals requires sheer hard work. He stays busy in time away from work too, be it out on his bike, in at the gym or enjoying precious time spent with family and friends.
Based out of our Timaru clinic in South Canterbury, Murray provides an experienced overview and well-honed support network for the greater region.
While only at GrazCare for a short time he has a huge wealth of experience to draw from. 30 years employment in the livestock industry has delivered the necessary skill and acumen. Working in VetEnt, our parent group, over the last two years as a TB tester has provided the insight and understanding of the standards we set – and the means by which we achieve them.
Murray now enjoys his work achieving these standards, playing a major role in improving our client’s livestock growth and subsequent reproductive performance. Here the variation of work and quality of operation is a big drawcard. “No two days are the same, and you’re meeting and working with great people,” he says.
The insight and logistical experience that Jacqui provides in her daily work is a huge asset for both our team and our clients.
This expertise has been well honed over the years. Before joining us at GrazCare Jacqui worked as senior Personal Assistant for a large New Zealand business for over a decade and also invested another decade as a Senior Legal Secretary for a Christchurch firm.
After growing up on an arable family farm her heart has always remained in the rural landscape. She now combines the skills of her office career with the grounding of her farming background. Away from our office her considerable multi-tasking skills are always being put to good use with a busy home life raising two young boys with her husband, Craig.
Southland/Otago Operations Manager
GrazCare is backed by the VetEnt network of farm and veterinary services.
VetEnt operates from 22 vet clinics throughout the country, around the clock. This complete coverage of client needs ensures a reliable and experienced professional is always ready, willing and able when the need arises.
With the combined knowledge within this network the sharing of advice and specialist expertise provides our clients with a support network that is both effectively comprehensive and efficiently targeted. This is particularly helpful for the business sections that work within the VetEnt group.
In conjunction with FarmCare our GrazCare service ensures that it uses the most appropriate and proven products in its animal health programmes. All products are assessed by a panel of technical experts so that we offer proven and reliable treatments for animals under our care. FarmCare also offers the StockCare and PureMilk services. Each FarmCare and GrazCare service has been developed to ensure New Zealand farmers can now receive the absolute best service – the right focus, appropriate tools, attentive care and best course of action for their unique situation.
Our holistic approach to overall farm management ensures no detail is missed and no productivity gain lost.